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Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For chocolate covered coconut macaroons

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius.

  2. In a medium bowl, add egg whites.

    Egg Whites
  3. Beat the egg whites until they form into a very stiff form.

    egg whites
  4. Keep mixing as you slowly add powdered sugar.

    Powdered sugar and egg whites
  5. Once mixed in, add lemon zest and vanilla, and mix it all together.

    shredded coconut
  6. Using a spatula, mix in shredded coconut cup by cup. Gently mix it together to preserve as many air bubbles as possible.

    mix coconut and egg whites
  7. Using an ice-cream spoon, scoop little balls of the mixture onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

    coconut balls
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until the macaroons start to turn golden.

    baked coconut macaroons

To add extra flavor to your coconut macaroons, you can dip them in melted chocolate

  1. Simply melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips over low heat in a small sauce pan, and dip the cooled macaroons in it. Chill for 20 minutes and enjoy this delicious dessert with some tea or coffee.

    chocolate dipped macaroons